The Paredes family of La Crescenta has owned a 28,686-square-foot lot on Robin Hill Road in La Cañada Flintridge for 23 years. They’re trying, for the second time, to build a home there. Even after gaining approval from the Planning Commission, however, the family has run afoul of neighbors who are worried about mansionization. And the City Council appears to share that concern.
At the City Council meeting Monday, a large contingent of La Cañada citizens turned out to see the council rule on an appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval. In a meeting that went past midnight, the council voted unanimously to prevent the house from being built as proposed.
Councilman Donald Voss said he believes the house being proposed is too big.
“I’m speaking for myself and not the other council members, but I think the size of the house, measured up against the slope-factor guideline, is extreme,” said Voss. “That house, as proposed, is just completely inconsistent with both the letter and the spirit of the hillside ordinance.”